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Waterfront collision between two vehicles

December 13th, 2016 | Tags: Accident SUV mishap Collision Waterfront
The scene if the accident in Road Town today, December 13, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The accident occurred in the vicinity of the Road Town Ferry Dock. Photo: Team of Reporters
The accident occurred in the vicinity of the Road Town Ferry Dock. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Someone will have some additional Christmas expense in repairing vehicles or making a claim on their insurance.

It was today December 13, 2016 around 1:30 P.M. that a white SUV type van was driving out of the Road Town, Tortola Waterfront circle, in the area of the Ferry Dock, when a black SUV collided head on into its right side.

It’s unclear who was at fault, but it appears that no one was injured in the accident. Police arrived moments later to investigate the mishap.

The owners of both vehicles are unknown and it is unclear how the matter was resolved. In addition, there was no sighting of traffic ticket master Police Officer Glenn 'Supa Cop' Callwood in the immediate area of the accident.

42 Responses to “Waterfront collision between two vehicles”

  • officer (13/12/2016, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    pop quiz who can tell me who is wrong and why
    • Highway Patrol (13/12/2016, 18:51) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
      Based on the photograph it appears the white vehicle is at fault. A right turn is that area is prohibited. There were markings on the road to indicate so but they faded over time. Crossing two lanes of opposing traffic without the aid of a Stop light is very dangerous.
      • Reality in BVI (13/12/2016, 21:33) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
        Of course it is the fault of the white one - black ones never do anything wrong - and I think I can see an NDP sticker on the white one
      • Yield (14/12/2016, 00:23) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
        Some people have a problem reading signs and following traffic rules.....just like the stop sign by Flow- drivers always ignore that sign.
      • Drano (14/12/2016, 22:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ Highway Patrol

        The white is not necessarily wrong.

        Some drivers speed up because they might believe they have the right of way in a situation like this. Even if not speeding, if the black struck the white when it was already across the road and making the turn, then the black would be careless and negligent. Especially considering the black had just passed a pedestrian cross-walk, it should have been going slow enough to stop. This is not a stop light or round a bout situation.

        Its the same thing if you are ALREADY on the "wrong" side of the road passing an obstacle and a vehicle comes at you on the "right/correct side of the road" and strikes you, then you would NOT automatically be wrong.
    • So what (13/12/2016, 19:39) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      The white suv was wrong. The white suv was coming out in traffic the black one had the right away
    • driver (13/12/2016, 20:18) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      I can give you two; the driver of the white vehicle wrong on two counts; the driver in the black had the right of way they were already on the main road and secondly coming out of that junction you should only be turning left it should not be a right turn even though we made right turns it is wrong.
    • wize up (13/12/2016, 20:45) Like (1) Dislike (25) Reply
      @ officer: in my opinion the jeep is wrong; in my opinion the driver was driving without due care and attention and slammed directly into the left side of the white vehicle(during business hours that "junction" is a mad house because persons are leaving from the customs building to murge into the flow of traffic)
      • Hmm (14/12/2016, 08:09) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
        Hope u don't have a licence to drive...hmm....God help us!
        • wize up (14/12/2016, 09:12) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
          @ Hmmm: yep and for 37 years: plus I was standing in the area when the accident happen(although a picture is worth a thousand word it don't always paint a true picture)...the view of the driver in the white vehicle was obstructed by park cars; while the white vehicle attempted proceed from the intersection the vehicle heading west collided with white vehicle(when you have time,find out what is the speed limit in Road Town)...let me ask you this; had it been one of your children instead of the white vehicle that was simply trying to make it to the other of the street; you will be singing a different song: drivers must drive with due care and attention ask the police..the condition of the road way at the time have to be taken into consideration...have a safe holiday season(Jesus loves you)
    • .... (14/12/2016, 10:10) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      super cop was right there like a big poppyshow style clown.
  • qc (13/12/2016, 18:52) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow two nice suvs
  • answer (13/12/2016, 19:04) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    White SUV? Coming out into oncoming traffic without waiting for the oncoming traffic to allow them access. Main road drivers have the right of way.
  • pat (13/12/2016, 19:08) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vino you do not miss a beat
  • LOL (13/12/2016, 19:44) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    White jeep dead wrong. Black jeep is on the main road and has the right of way. The white jeep should ensure that the road is clear before coming out. You can see that the impact was minimal which means the black jeep wasnt speeding.
  • Outlaw (13/12/2016, 20:08) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Clearly the White jeep is wrong. Cutting accross the line of traffic from the customs building. Not suppose to do that because there is a solid line
  • bvi (13/12/2016, 20:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look good in the first pic ,supa cop is rite there dealing with the investigation
  • MLK (13/12/2016, 20:19) Like (3) Dislike (31) Reply
    Black jeep is wrong seeing that the white jeep was already out ,he should have allowed it to get out
    • Strupes (13/12/2016, 21:20) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      It was probably you driving the white vehicle to say such a thing. Look at the point of impact.
      • wize up (14/12/2016, 07:57) Like (4) Dislike (15) Reply
        @ strupes: just a silly question(what if) let us say the white vechile was a child cross the street;would it be alright for the vehicle heading west to to run them down(now we only supposing)....some of us need to slow down and remember that they are other persons using the road(at the end of the day it was an accident not an on purpose)
    • MEME (13/12/2016, 22:00) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      clearly you don't know the traffic laws.
    • buzzer (13/12/2016, 22:34) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      if the white car ' was already out ' the black car would not have hit the back not the front, plus white car had to ensure he had plenty of time without assuming priority traffic would slow down
    • @mlk (13/12/2016, 23:28) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hope you are not a driver....
    • WOW!!! (14/12/2016, 04:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      @MLK..not necessarily..the white vehicle owner should have first ascertain whether it is safe to pull out into a primary road and should have given right of way to the black jeep. seeing that the accident occurred towards the front of the white vehicle ...in my opinion the white vehicle " tried to steal a pass" and underestimated the speed of the black vehicle.
      it is also the responsibility of the black vehicle owner to drive defensively and may have been able to avoid the accident by allowing the white vehicle to proceed ( that is if the black vehicle could have stopped).
  • report (13/12/2016, 20:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Reporting stupidness super cop is who dude the statements and was the officer on the scene
  • weed (13/12/2016, 22:15) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    another one bites the dust
  • wize up (14/12/2016, 06:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    taking this time to say thanks to the operators of VINO; the voice of the people be sure to have a wonderful holiday season.....(who vex stay vex)
  • More awareness (14/12/2016, 06:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need more awareness of traffic signs....there is a stop sign at the top of the hill at Josiah's Bay..i think it need flashing lights. ..9 out of 10 drivers completely ignore ot
  • K (14/12/2016, 07:13) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Not because a vehicle has the right Away means they are automatically right.. If you see a vehicle from a fair enough distance approaching from a junction The highway driver has an to slow down....Also how about some Road Courtesy?
  • DON Q (14/12/2016, 09:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I like the photo angle
  • de silent one (14/12/2016, 09:25) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Sometimes its not about wrong or right that cause accidents. If we drivers can/will exercise a bit more discretion, a lot more of these accidents can be avoided. We don't have the luxury of many hugh roads to maneuver and drive silly. Though the black jeep might have been on the right away, it didn't take much to stop and allow the white jeep out of the junction. Let us be more driver's friendly and get to our destination.
    • @ de silent one (14/12/2016, 13:37) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you and others would FOLLOW THE TRAFFIC RULES to begin with, we would ALL arrive safely at our destination. This is clearly a case of a driver doing whatever the heck they like, and making an ILLEGAL left hand turn. "Courtesy" has nothing to do with this situation!

      For all drivers, there are a ton of things to look out for on our roads:

      1. Pedestrians crossing wherever they like and without even bothering to check to see if traffic is coming or not. They just step right out into the road and expect everyone to mash on their brakes to let them through. If anyone gets hurt (or worse) doing this sort of nonsense, I have no sympathy for them. I have had several narrow misses and aside from scaring me half to death, it annoys the heck out of me that people expect you to know they are going to cross the road where no crosswalk exists, no eye contact is made and no warning is given. These types clearly think they OWN the road!

      2. Tourists who seem to have no concept of where they are going or that the big long paved thing is actually a road ~ and NOT a sidewalk.

      3. Cars parked illegally and blocking the driver's view of crosswalks. More than a few times, someone has stepped right out from behind that big honking SUV that parks in front of Umi's all the time.

      4. Scooters swerving in and out of traffic, driving down the center of the road and coming so close to other cars that they startle other drivers, making them swerve.

      5. Scooters, cars and trucks completely ignoring yellow AND red lights and just proceeding right through the intersection as though it wasn't there.

      6. Trucks choking us with their foul, disgusting black smoke and driving down the middle of the road so you can't see oncoming traffic well enough to pass where it is legal and safe to do so.

      7. Cars illegally forcing their way into traffic having passed more than a dozen cars patiently waiting their turn to go around the round-about, because we all know THEIR time is FAR MORE VALUABLE than yours.

      8. Traffic entering the middle of an intersection when the light turns red. So what, everyone else can just wait.

      9. People stopping in the middle of the road, jumping out of their vehicle and entering a store or restaurant, making everyone else wait while they do whatever it is that is so much more important than anyone else getting where they are going.

      10. People stopping to have a little chat with someone in another vehicle or on the sidewalk, making others wait. Long ago, this was acceptable because life was slower, the roads were bigger and not nearly as busy. It is NOT ok today! Everyone has a cell phone, you want to chat with your friend, then CALL them!

      I am so sick of our inconsiderate and incompetent drivers! LEARN the rules of the road for heaven's sake and stop ignoring the LAW! If you hit me and you are in the wrong, I am not going to be "nice" about it. If I hit you and I am in the wrong, I will admit my mistake and pay the consequences.

      The problem with Virgin Islanders these days is we think we are never wrong and even if we KNOW we are, we don't want to pay the price. Many of us need a reality check! Grown Up and stop doing stupid things like trying to turn left where you know darned well it isn't legal to do so! And taxi men, I mean YOU too!

  • To Vino (14/12/2016, 10:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's "Supacop" right there standing up. As I drive past he had just pulled up
  • JYD (14/12/2016, 10:49) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    It quite clear how can you see from the left side in a vehicle what coming on the right, and that the major causes of some accidents in the BVI the wrong vehicles to drive on these roads. And turning from the ferry dock is a major headache for ever body the exit from the ferry dock should be down in the car park and up front should be no parking only a drop off not even picking up.all them taxis need moving into the car park in one confined area like in the cruise ship area
    • Well Sah (14/12/2016, 18:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The BVI does not have wrong vehicles on the road!!! The problems are drivers not exercising due care and not obeying Traffic laws!
  • Kia vs Jeep (14/12/2016, 11:33) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well at least both vehicles are from the expensive dealer by the cinema and the repairs wold be covered by insurance. round 2: Jeep/Kia/Mitusbishi vs Hyundai (YounIdie).....
  • Lily Ann (15/12/2016, 05:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    the white jeep wrong yes ... the black jeep should have allowed him yes ... but we're not sure if white darted out last minute ... or black wasn't paying attention because he knew he have the right of way ... either way, drive for u and everybody else people ... not everyone will have swift action and judgement on the road ... if u are in the right and u see some illegal crap unfolding, just stay vigilant.... Happy Holidays !!!
  • Corruption (15/12/2016, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    depends who born here, again?
  • rattie (18/12/2016, 00:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Both are wrong


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